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Employment as a Route Out of Poverty - Exploring the Role of Social Capital

Hindenborg, Åsa (2006)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis aims to explore, in an in-depth manner, the linkages between economic growth, employment creation and social capital, and how their interaction can provide a way out of poverty for individuals and households, societies and nations. This study points out employment as the key link between growth and poverty reduction. Since the problem of unemployment and underemployment in developing countries is a serious threat to the attempts of reducing world poverty, targeted employment-intensive strategies are needed to lift people out of poverty. The main contribution of this essay is the exploring of social capital, known as norms, trust and networks, and its possible impact in this field. This study shows that social capital can be a... (More)
This thesis aims to explore, in an in-depth manner, the linkages between economic growth, employment creation and social capital, and how their interaction can provide a way out of poverty for individuals and households, societies and nations. This study points out employment as the key link between growth and poverty reduction. Since the problem of unemployment and underemployment in developing countries is a serious threat to the attempts of reducing world poverty, targeted employment-intensive strategies are needed to lift people out of poverty. The main contribution of this essay is the exploring of social capital, known as norms, trust and networks, and its possible impact in this field. This study shows that social capital can be a valuable asset for poor people, and improve their ability to integrate on the labour market. In a specific manner this thesis points out how social capital may enhance vulnerable people’s capability to catch expanded employment opportunities, and hence escape poverty. (Less)
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author
Hindenborg, Åsa
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social capital, poverty, employment, Pro-poor Growth, Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
English
id
1338072
date added to LUP
2006-04-26
date last changed
2010-08-03 10:49:14
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  abstract     = {This thesis aims to explore, in an in-depth manner, the linkages between economic growth, employment creation and social capital, and how their interaction can provide a way out of poverty for individuals and households, societies and nations. This study points out employment as the key link between growth and poverty reduction. Since the problem of unemployment and underemployment in developing countries is a serious threat to the attempts of reducing world poverty, targeted employment-intensive strategies are needed to lift people out of poverty. The main contribution of this essay is the exploring of social capital, known as norms, trust and networks, and its possible impact in this field. This study shows that social capital can be a valuable asset for poor people, and improve their ability to integrate on the labour market. In a specific manner this thesis points out how social capital may enhance vulnerable people’s capability to catch expanded employment opportunities, and hence escape poverty.},
  author       = {Hindenborg, Åsa},
  keyword      = {social capital,poverty,employment,Pro-poor Growth,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Employment as a Route Out of Poverty - Exploring the Role of Social Capital},
  year         = {2006},
}